A Quick Compound Butter For Turkey

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Compound butter for turkey is a great way to bring in some amazing flavors into your next turkey dish.

Compound butter for turkey

If you’re looking to elevate your next turkey dish to an entirely new level of deliciousness, then look no further than homemade compound butter for turkey. This creamy, flavorful mixture of butter and various herbs and spices is the secret weapon that will take your roasted turkey to the next level.

Creating the best compound butter for your turkey is easier than you might think. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a cooking novice, this article will guide you through the process with easy-to-follow instructions and pro tips to ensure your butter is perfectly seasoned and packed with mouthwatering flavors.

The beauty of compound butter lies in its versatility. From classic herb-infused variations to bold and adventurous flavors, you can customize your butter to suit your taste preferences and elevate the flavors of your turkey. Not only does compound butter add richness and depth to the meat, but it also helps to keep the turkey moist and juicy during the cooking process.

Get ready to impress your guests this holiday season with the best compound butter for your turkey. Follow our expert advice and savor the resulting succulent, flavorful roast that will have everyone asking for seconds.

How To Make Compound Butter For Turkey

Ingredients needed

  • Butter
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Parsely
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Black pepper
  • Salt
  • All-purpose flour (reason listed below)

Quick tip before starting

To make this compound butter even more versatile do not use raw onions and garlic. In the cooking process raw ingredients are fine. But for example, you want to add a little extra butter to your leftovers. The raw ingredients will be very strong and not very tasty overall.

Compound butter for turkey

Making the compound butter for turkey

  1. First, bring the butter to room temperature. You will want to be able to mix it with a spoon.
  2. While the butter is softening, cook the garlic and the onion so that it isn’t raw. You will want these to be cool before starting to mix the butter.
  3. Now, in a bowl combine all of the ingredients together and mix them well.
  4. Then, take some plastic wrap and roll the butter into a log shape. Another trick is to use a silicone cube tray as well but I personally like the log. Roll and shape the butter so that you can easily cut slices from it.
  5. Place the butter back into the refrigerator for a few hours to give the butter a chance to harden again.
  6. When ready to serve cut slices to cook with your next turkey.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why is there flour in the recipe?

A trick I learned when I was taught to make croissants is to add flour to the butter. If you have every allowed butter to soften then put it back into the fridge you’ll see it turns into a brick. The flour absorbs that water that separates from the fat when softening so that the butter returns to be creamy and smooth. You can skip the flour but the compound butter will be very hard once solid again.

How to store the recipe?

This compound butter for turkey will keep in the fridge for a few days. It’s best to slice or use the suggested silicone molds to make little block of butter you can pull from the freezer when ready to use. I have also used a cookie scoop in the past for freezing molds of compound butter.

Best ways to use compound butter for turkey

  • If making a Thanksgiving turkey the you have two options. First, before cooking take slices of compound butter and place them throughout the skin of the turkey. Place the pieces between the skin and the meat then bake as normal. Second, as soon as the turkey is finished cooking place pieces of compound butter all over the skin and the heat from the turkey will melt it. Smoother the turkey in the butter then serve with the juices that drizzled along the sides.
  • When making turkey breast, wrap the turkey breast in aluminum foil with the compound butter and allow it to cook that way.
  • When reheating leftover turkey, heat the turkey in a frying pan in the compound butter and a medium heat. Not too hot because then you can burn the ingredients in the butter.

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Compound butter for turkey

Compound Butter For Turkey

Compound butter for turkey is a great way to bring in some amazing flavors into your next turkey dish.
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Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound butter
  • 2 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 medium yellow onion, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour

Instructions
 

  • First, bring the butter to room temperature. You will want to be able to mix it with a spoon.
  • While the butter is softening, cook the garlic and the onion so that it isn't raw. You will want these to be cool before starting to mix the butter.
  • Now, in a bowl combine all of the ingredients together and mix them well.
  • Then, take some plastic wrap and roll the butter into a log shape. Another trick is to use a silicone cube tray as well but I personally like the log. Roll and shape the butter so that you can easily cut slices from it.
  • Place the butter back into the refrigerator for a few hours to give the butter a chance to harden again.
  • When ready to serve cut slices to cook with your next turkey.
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